one of the minute, coiled, tubular glands of the skin that secrete sweat.
any of the coiled tubular subcutaneous glands that secrete sweat by means of a duct that opens on to the skin
sweat gland n.
Any of the small, tubular glands that are found nearly everywhere in the skin of humans, that secrete perspiration externally through pores, and that comprise the apocrine sweat and eccrine glands. Also called sudoriferous gland.
Any of the numerous small, tubular glands that are found in the skin of many mammals and that secrete sweat externally through pores to help regulate body temperature. In humans and some other mammals, sweat glands are distributed over most of the body surface.
- Sweat gland carcinoma
sweat gland carcinoma n. A sporatically growing tumor that is nodular and fixed to the skin and underlying structure.
- Sweat hog
noun, plural sweathouses [swet-hou-ziz] /ˈswɛtˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA) 1. (especially among North American Indians) a special building used for cleansing and purifying one’s body by sweating, in which heated water is poured over heated stones to produce steam.
noun 1. a febrile epidemic disease that appeared in the 15th and 16th centuries: characterized by profuse sweating and frequently fatal in a few hours. sweating sickness noun 1. the nontechnical name for miliary fever 2. an acute infectious febrile disease that was widespread in Europe during the late 15th century, characterized by profuse sweating […]